ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
West and Central Africa, Mali
Access to improved varieties and warrantage services helps Malian farmers save for children’s schooling
Sorghum and millet systems
Low level of mechanization
Adoption of the new technologies
Predictable marketing opportunities
Pearl millet or sorghum grain
Water and resource management strategies
West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Integrated crop management, Theme: Integrated crop management
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes (AOPP), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles Nord- Est, Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles, Sud, European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD), Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), SPROXIL, myAgro, and MALIMARK.
ICRISAT Happenings 1852-3, 01 May 2020
Double yields from improved varieties, access to storage facilities and timely credit through the warrantage system has kept sorghum farmers in Mali from selling their harvest at throwaway prices during a glut, helping them earn 50% more income. Farmers are now able to think beyond sustenance and for most of them who had been school dropouts, the education of their children is a priority. Impacts like these, coupled with case studies, were shared with a high-level USAID project delegation that visited Mali recently.
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